You know that feeling. You have walked out and gotten in the car. Put the key in the ignition and when you turn the key, all that you hear is that click. The battery is dead. You ask people walking to their cars for help or call someone to come and give you a jump. We’re all too familiar with coming home late and forgetting our lights on or not closing the doors all the way. When we go back to our car in the morning – Car won’t turn on! We freak out, call our friends, and stop strangers so that we can charge the battery. There are reasons that the battery could be dead. You could have left a light on, or maybe a door wasn’t quite shut all the way causing a battery drain. But sometimes, it is because the battery just will not hold a charge anymore. It might be time for a new battery.
Signs that you might need a new battery.
Check engine or battery light: Many cars today will give you’re an indication light when the battery is starting to lose power. It could be a specific light just for the battery or it could just be the check engine light.
Battery Acid leak: If there is battery acid leaking out of the battery, around the charge terminals, it is time to get a new battery. The swelling, bloating battery case: As the battery is subjected to excessive heat, it can cause the battery case to swell. This decreases the battery life and can cause it to leak battery acid.
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